Catching Up & Moving forward

Instead of doing a few “week that was posts” I’m going to do a bit of a catch up post.

I was a very good Mum and took Amy to a metal core concert to see two of her favourite bands. Of Mice & Men (which I can’t stand) and Bring me the horizon (which I quite like). I can honestly say never in a million years would I have have thought I’d like metalcore/screamo – but it’s very slowly grown on me as I’ve heard Amy playing it around the house.


I went with her because even though I did lots of research, I really wasn’t sure what to expect. But any worries I had were unnecessary. The group of kids¬† (teens to mid-twenties mainly) were really nice, well behaved. It did get a bit rough in the mosh pit, as you’d expect, but that’s why Amy was required to be in a seat (Mum’s rule and the Horden’s recommendation). Amy was quite relieved to find she wasn’t the only one with a parent in tow. She did have a friend going with her, but she wasn’t allowed to go at the last minute. Overall it was a good night (thanks to my earplugs) and I’m glad I got to experience this with Amy.





Amy also her hair cut and coloured – suits her so much.


After a fun week at Kiama we returned back to our walks at the lake.



Last Thursday we went really early – before 6am, before the sun was up, and before the temperature rose to 37C (96F)!!!! Crazy! It’s only October.


With Amy back at Drama lessons Christy had dinner in front of the TV while we watched some Supernanny.



I seem to be at the shops a lot lately, which has meant too many trips to Gloria Jeans.


Big W has this great Halloween display and a small amount of Halloween goodies. Still nothing compared to the USA though :-(.


I had to laugh when I came across this sign in a shop.



I finally made a start on decluttering and reoganising my study/multipurpose room.



Some bonding between Rosie and Christy.


I got my first Fab box from Lust Have It – and I LOVE it!


Can’t wait to make something from my new wholefood baking book.


I have fallen in love with this perfume – Killer Queen by Katy Perry. It’s top of my Christmas wish list.


I haven’t bought fresh flowers for a long time but I treated myself to this delightful bunch.

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So, there you are. Up to date with recent events in my life. Unfortunately I’ve been pretty crook the last few days, fighting another sinus infection.

So, moving forward… I’m still unsure what direction to take the blog in. Obviously it’s been very neglected since I started vlogging. I even gave serious thought to ending my blog but I really do enjoy looking back on it myself and seeing what I was doing a year ago, three years ago. Something that is a lot harder to do in vlogs. Plus I really don’t want to abandon those of you who only read my blog, and don’t watch my YouTube channel – which I understand is a lot of more time intensive. So what to do?

I’m going back to what I did when I started blogging and do a more current blog post, possibly just sharing photos and news from the day before. Some days there might be nothing to share, some days I might have a lot, some days I might just share my thoughts on something, a recipe, organisation, etc. We’ll see. It will probably take me some time to get back in the habit of photographing more throughout the day. Hopefully this new strategy will work and you will all like it. Please feel free to give me feedback or let me know if there is anything in particular you’d like me to do a blog post on. I’m really hoping by keeping it more current I’ll be more excited to post and share with you all. This should also mean you see a blog post from me MOST days of the week :-). And you know what?¬† I’m actually excited about getting back to into it again.

New Facebook Page


Recently I set up a facebook page for this blog so I can people updated about new blog posts and new videos uploaded on YouTube. So even we aren’t friends on Facebook, I still have another way to keep in touch. Hope you’ll pop over and like the page.


How to follow our trip to Germany

As you most likely know Kevin, Amy & I are headed to Germany for a 3 week trip with Amy’s school. Christy chose to stay behind at her Nan & Pops (though she is attending a sports camp for one week). So I thought I’d let you know how you follow our trip.

This blog : I’m planning and hoping to be able to blog most days while we’re away. If for some reason I can’t get online, I will post as soon as I’m able. But checking here will be the best way to get the most photos and all the details of our days.

Instagram: I love sharing photos so will be doing as this as much as possible. From here I share with facebook and twitter. You’ll find me everywhere under libbywithnall.

Facebook : Updates will mostly come via Instagram (though sometimes I do share additional photos). I am only friends with people I “know” so please send me a message to say you follow my blog and I’ll accept your friend request.

Keek : I’m new to the world of keek but am thinking this could be a great way of sharing some video while we’re away (YouTube will have to wait until our return). Let me know if you’d be interested in this. You do need to get the app, but it’s FREE.

Now to get packing… at least it looks like it’s warming up for our first day….